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BigBeanMarketing

There will be political comments/references throughout the broadcast. This is not an invitation to comment on them in this thread. **Remember Rule One**: > No politics or political references regardless of context or intent on CasualUK. You will be banned for mentioning anything political, even if you're just quoting Graham Norton.


HatredBurnsPurple

weeeeeee


FranksCrack

I’ve no idea what you’re talking about?


One-Dependent4376

🇱🇻 Latvia 🤣


Conowr

I’m so glad the winner was UKraine


Routine_Respond

Who stuck out for you that wasn’t Sam? Mine is Sweden and Cornelia Jakobs. Just listened to her on Spotify and she’s a seriously talented artist


heeleyman

Yeah I've had Sweden stuck in my head all day.


ClumsyRainbow

S10 - The Netherlands! I loved it.


bumlove

[Iceland](https://youtu.be/vk9D10EyxHA). It got lost in the crowd of all the other ballads but it had a really mystic Old World vibe that could work in one of those sleeper hit low budget psychological horror films that I like. I think the previews when voting being limited to a couple of seconds kinda selects for big, catchy dramatic hooks instead of slow burn songs.


steakpiesupper

I really like that


essjay2009

Moldova, Serbia, Ukraine, and Norway stood out for me. The hour of ballads in the middle all merged in to one.


aIwaysnforever

The wolves and bananas. Interesting performance indeed.


meteoritee

Watch us get 0 next year haha


LadyMirkwood

Nice result all round. Good placing for us and a Ukraine win


Conowr

🇬🇧 🇺🇦 Friends Forever


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Robert-Phanny

Not shocked at Ukraine winning but how many points the UK entry managed to get.


SuperSonic4

I thought I'd recognised Finland's entry. The Rasmus were always on my cd player back in the early 2000s


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They were so good in the early 2000s so I was really disappointed to dislike their song


dragon_dark18

my fav song was "In the Shadows"


PizzaDude75

God that takes me back, used to bounce like a loon to that at my rock club. Also a staple on my Kerrang! TV recordings back in the days of the VHS cassette lol


dragon_dark18

I remember when I was teenager and discovering bands in the radio like Evanescence, Lenny Kravitz, The rasmus, Linkin Park, Nightwish, Rammstein, Epica and more legends


PizzaDude75

It's odd because I was a latecomer to Linkin Park as I'm into Faith No More, early Metallica, Pantera etc so all my playlists were full of bands like them. But once I heard Hybrid Theory a few years after it came out, and the tracks Pushing Me Away and With You I was like "Holy. Crap!". That's the one awesome thing about being a latecomer to some music, you get to experience it for the first time after everyone else has experienced it. And for Linkin Park it was ian absolute musical mindblast.


dragon_dark18

Linkin Park gave us their style of mixing rock + rap + electro (the rapcore), it's a shame that their last album was Meteora, as soon as Metallica, pantera, Queen, GnR and others listen to them after I liked rock thanks to the songs that came out in the 2000's of the bands I mentioned above, but sadly I think I'll never meet another rock boom again 😕


PizzaDude75

Yeah that's one thing I dread, not having that same feeling of excitement when new rock bands, or a mindblowing album came out. Like Faith No More's "The Real Thing" album, Metallicas "Master of Puppets" or Pantera's "Vulgar Display of Power". So many bands and albums to list, like Fear Factory, Machine Head et al. Changed the metal landscape forever. Now though it's utterly stagnant. When I feel bad about it though I just crank up Fear Factory's "Replica" or Machine Head's "Davidian" and smile as I relive the good old days lol.


SuperSonic4

That one has my favourite misheard lyric of *I've been watching, I've been wanking, in the shadows*


dragon_dark18

I miss it that times :')


Incantanto

omg!!!!! sat on my sofa in the netherlands having sensibly voted for my homeland of the uk many times and So Many Emotions


FinestKind90

Eurovision agents have already been dispatched to your location for vote fraud


connachtranger

Meh. They never get out of Greece and Cyprus before it's time for the next Eurovision. They'll be fine


AlcoholicSocks

Genuinely didn't like our song. Thought it was very forgettable. I actually like Czech Republic and Germany too. Think Czech got a bit fucked over going 1st. Not sure how Serbia got so high. Felt like I was on a cult watching that


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Yeah, Czech were my favourite


fezzuk

Yeah but the leotard and sequins where 100% on point.


borago_officinalis

Czech republic were great, they definitely suffered for going first


whelks_chance

I liked the German one, I guess it's a sign I'm not really the target audience


PrincessMonsterShark

I liked it too. the singer sounded out of tune at parts, and it did fade into the background a bit. I wouldn't have given it zero though. it was a nice song and the singer had a nice voice. I think I'd enjoy it when studio recorded.


OillyRag

well done Sam Rider 👍 deserved


ExtremeAbstract

Goodnight all! See you next year


Staceface312

to be fair, we haven't been on Left side of the board for over 10 years so 2nd is incredible for us...


awoodedglade

Good chat as ever guys, cheers!


Wood_Whacker

Germany on 0 points because I forgot they even had an entry


RoseTheOdd

I AM IN SHOCK.


EarthMandy

It would've been hilariously awkward if we'd knocked Ukraine off the top spot anyway.


HarlequinKing1406

We'd absolutely be giving them a shout out though.


champysoup

Absolute win


meteoritee

Watch us send another shit boring act next year


BrilliantPersimmon87

Nothing can be worse than the year where they sent Scooch 🤢


connachtranger

Daz Sampson


Logopolis1981

better than last year


xxxtubsxxx

they could have burped the alphabet and won. and rightly so. but wowsa, second for UK. I must be dreaming


fluffyplayery

Thanks for making it a wonderful and brilliant night folks! Next year is our year! Eurovision's coming home!


essjay2009

Not sure I agree with people saying it didn’t deserve to win on merit. It’s not a boring ballad, it has bit of classic Ukrainian folk music fused in there, it’s got a catchy tune to it, and they performed it well. It’s not completely out of left field.


PM_ME_YOUR_PAULDRONS

Yeah Ukraine did really well last year as well, and this years song was somewhat similar to thay but a bit more accessible. I think it would have been top 5 material in any year.


fezzuk

Lol imagine thinking eurovision is about music.


facewithhairdude

It's top half of the table but not podium material, imo. UK, Sweden and Spain - sure. Maybe Italy in the top 4.


EastlyGod1

Indeed, but no one is also denying the reason why they won. They jury score of 6th was probably right on merit.


S_Borealis

I think it was a genuinely good entry. Catchy and fun, plus unique - definitely a memorable song. Liked the fusion of rap and folk.


fluffyplayery

Even without the war they would've been top 5.


Trekfieldsandnovas

Great result all round!


Wood_Whacker

Serbia deserve better though that song is stuck in my head


daern2

Pure Eurovision. Perfect.


EastlyGod1

Everyone is entitled to their own option, but in mine that song was terrible


Wood_Whacker

fair


S_Borealis

Don't know how I felt about Serbia's. They tend to enter something artistic and unique, but this one didn't do it for me.


youshouldbeelsweyr

FUCKING ROBBED


fezzuk

No exactly perfect results, you realise the only reason we goy any point was coz of our support for Ukrain.. Well the outfit might have done a little. Eurovision has never been about music and I love it because of that.


redhandman_mjsp

The flute solo still slaps.


crucible

the live text thing on new reddit is like we got irc from wish


Wood_Whacker

Well bugger me. I thought we'd do well but we might actually win...


EastlyGod1

It's the British way. Build up hope to be dashed at the last


chrisputin

Fireworks going off around here. Either someone expected a U.K. victory and is still setting them off to celebrate 2nd, or someone just really likes Eurovision.


EastlyGod1

A lot of Ukrainians where you live?


fakeaf1

Surprised Spain did so well, the bops don’t usually do so well nowadays so I was expecting top 15.


daern2

Buttocks. It had buttocks.


LadyMirkwood

TIL that most Europeans can be dazzled by a glittered leotard


PrincessMonsterShark

I watched it with my family. Can confirm. Straight, gay, old, young, male, female, we were all hypnotised and struggled to pay attention to the song. Pretty catchy song though...I think.


ashyjay

Same time next year? if the world hasn't ended.


Somau5

Thank you Graham, thank you Eurovision and thanks to this sub, it's been a great evening!


meteoritee

I am sad Eurovision is over :(


youwon_jane

Crazy to think they weren’t even originally meant to be the Ukraine entry (the other one got cancelled for having been in Crimea), to think of what could have been...


Exwhyzed1

LETS GO


Conowr

Next year Sam can get his bum out and hoover up the Spanish votes


HarlequinKing1406

What a night. Best of both worlds results, wouldn't you say?


fezzuk

100% best possible result. I'm still in shock.


PizzaDude75

Agree 100%. The over the top malding from some quarters about the "sympathy voting" is pretty sad to see as they're downvoting all the posts agreeing with the results lol.


HarlequinKing1406

Obviously would like to see our victory but getting top of the jury was enough. And Ukraine were great.


PizzaDude75

Oh yeah would have been awesome to see, but like you said-best of both worlds so can't really complain. Bit of a win win in my eyes.


HLW10

Yes exactly. Great result!


Neon_dreams1

Do these casual UK live chats happen more often? This is quite fun


essjay2009

We go back to avoiding eye contact and giving too much personal space at the strike of midnight.


meteoritee

For GBBO, football, Eurovision, I'm A Celeb, The Apprentice


LostInTheVoid_

Big events they tend to happen and got some good attention. Eurovision is the most consistent though.


BigBeanMarketing

Every year for Eurovision, and then Bake Off too. Can always add some more too!


tigralfrosie

Apprentice too


crucible

Yeah I'm gonna bring BigBean back to the boardroom because he forgot to mention The Apprentice in the live thread sub task :P


4Ever-A-Stick-insect

sounds like an early 90's song


fluffyplayery

PLAY US OUT ZELEMENENSKY


youwon_jane

Still can’t believe we came SECOND!! The bookies were right!


BrilliantPersimmon87

Can we all just take a second to appreciate Graham Norton again? He’s fantastic at Eurovision hosting


S_Borealis

Definitely a worthy successor to Terry Wogan. Great British, understated humour throughout! I liked his joke about Lithuania and the creepy disco: 'It'll definitely be creepy, because no one will be there'!


EastlyGod1

I would argue it's Irish humour, but that's splitting hairs


xSaturnine

Strange isn’t it. Two legendary hosts of Eurovision in the UK, back to back. Both Irish.


Old_and_Moist

Loved UK, Moldova, Estonia, and Lithuania this year.


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meteoritee

Guys we got 0 points last year. And this year we came 2nd. Fucking pinch me


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fenney

See you next year guys


fluffyplayery

Gg Ukraine. Sympathy vote or not you're worthy winners. I'm sure every Brit would be honoured to step in and host for you guys next year.


BioniqReddit

Nobody talking about Germany only getting six points? Complete robbery


dontuseaccount

Germany i completely wouldn't be surprised to hear it on the radio. Maybe just a bit too ordinary to do well at eurovision?


AlcoholicSocks

No more ordinary than UKs song tbh


dontuseaccount

No arguments there, maybe the Jesus vibe helped us out


IFindThatLulzy

Only? They deserved nichten points IMO. Edit: Downvote if you want but Germany sounded like every other Ed Sheeran song on the top 40 and offered nothing dynamic or with regionality. Moldova were a clear winner.


redhandman_mjsp

Thought it wasn't too bad. Also thought Belgium would do better.


BioniqReddit

I was going to say that too. Belgium, Germany, Australia all favourites for me, but got single digits in popular vote


LostInTheVoid_

Remove the rap part and it's just a straight bop of a song tbh.


Staceface312

where exactly are Ukraine going to host this near?


Routine_Respond

Hopefully here!


Conowr

If this result shows those fighting everyday in Ukraine against evil and tyranny that we are with them it’s worth it. Sam should be so proud of what he achieved


Botentbo

Nice work Sam, well done!


Lottylittlewolf

My MIL called Ukraine act "ethnic Linkin Park" 😂😂😂😂


tigralfrosie

Volodymyr Lookin' Chain


MrsMoleymole

you MIL is a genius 😂


nasanerdgirl

That’ll do!


OfficialNovus

gg


Beautiful-Ruin-2493

ggs


big_swinging_dicks

You cannot go anywhere without Rylan popping up.


MountainousMountain

Everyone knows who the real winner was. 🇬🇧


urkdngme

Great fun! Good night Graham!


Drogalov

Happy for Ukraine, but I couldn't be prouder of Sam, he's been a fantastic ambassador for the UK and is the real winner in my eyes


EstablishmentShot232

Always the world cup


TastelessPylon

Not always, usually we're dead last. This is an amazing result.


S_Borealis

I genuinely liked Ukraine's entry - catchy, but original and unique. Loved the fusion of folk and rap/hip hop.


EastlyGod1

Moldovas was better in that metric


meteoritee

Lets just take a moment to bask in the glory


crucible

Rylan just there to sell everyone a car lol


evilsquits

I love you all, goodnight x


4Ever-A-Stick-insect

gives Ukraine motivation to win the war


WebGuyUK

highest position in 20 years, what an achievement


Izuzu__

Apart from the dementors around the Polish singer 😀


Lottylittlewolf

So happy Ukraine won but any other year I think we'd have taken it!!! Sam was ace!!!


octopuss-96

Best outcome to be fair and if Ukraine can't host it might be us


The_Bravinator

Honestly if Ukraine is able to host it in a year's time it'll be such an incredible, beautiful thing.


swillis93

Wtffff


Fallenangel152

I mean we might end up hosting anyway. Depends what happens in Ukraine over the next year.


lsmith946

Less than the next year, for an event this size they probably have to start organising like... Now. And I'm not sure they are up to organising something like Eurovision right now, I think they have other priorities...


5t3fan0

zero to 2nd place, not too bad guys... i liked ukraine romania and moldova but spacejesus did nothing wrong


byjimini

Well that was great fun!


Neon_dreams1

I blame Michael Masi


xSaturnine

Michael, this is so not right!


ryan_custard13

It's called a song contest, OK? We went Eurovisioning.


BlueInq

Toto, it's called a song contest, OK? We went singing.


crucible

Pronto?


ryan_custard13

Singalla


xSaturnine

Love it! 😂


ashyjay

Send them an email


CTre89

excellent, lovely to see Ukraine at the end there


redhandman_mjsp

Great song. Great result. Hell, might even end up hosting it next year. I haven't enjoyed Eurovision so much in years, maybe ever. Second is a fantastic result.


Izuzu__

Polands song was really good


S_Borealis

I voted for Poland. I liked it :).


Myriii1911

I don’t get that public vote mode


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It's to make it more nerve wracking. They had the issue with people getting bored because runaway winners (like Ukraine) would be immediately obvious


BuggerAndBollocks

It's the same as the jury vote... each country gives 1 to 8, 10 and 12.... except instead of saying what each country gives... they say what each country got